John Baker

Managing Partner, Global Life Science Practice Leader

Leveraging more than 25 years in the healthcare environment, John focuses on senior executive- and direct report-level assignments in the life sciences sector. John has worked with private equity, venture-backed, development stage and high-growth publicly-held companies across the device, diagnostic, biopharmaceutical and healthcare technology markets.

John Baker

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John has established himself as a trusted partner to his clients with his consultative approach, strong work ethic, deep industry knowledge and extensive professional network. Gaining an accurate understanding of his clients’ critical success factors and long-term business strategies, he applies his operational background and leadership assessment skills to identify talent that will augment and strengthen those key areas, often introducing clients to business development opportunities that add to the growth of their business.

Prior to joining DHR, John served as a Managing Partner for another search firm, where he refined his assessment of general management talent and leadership of successful organizations. Previously, he held various roles within the medical device, diagnostic and laboratory services industries, with Quest Diagnostics, Hewlett-Packard Medical Products Group (now known as Philips Medical Systems) and Beckman Coulter.

Life Science

Attracting the best senior leaders in today’s competitive life science industry is a sizable task that requires a strategic and tactical team-based approach. Our experience, amplified by our first-hand understanding of the life science market, provides a compelling value proposition in building long-term consultative relationships with clients.
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Healthcare Technology

At DHR, we collaborate with health care providers and services companies to recruit key technology leaders, solving challenges that include: Artificial intelligence Big data management Clinical IT Cybersecurity Data interoperability Digital patient experience Electronic health records systems Machine learning Predictive…
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